[jitsi-users] Session freezing when starting Jitsi 2.4.4997


#1

Hello List!

I've have a new Xubuntu 14.04 installation and installed Jitsi
2.4.4997 a few days ago. Until today, it was working fine. Today, I
tried to start the program and it completely froze my session to where
I had to actually restart the computer. This happened multiple times
so I uninstalled Jitsi and reinstalled it (using apt-get purge jitsi)
and I'm still experiencing the same problem.

Next, I went to the log file thinking that might lend a clue. No dice!
Apparently, when the crash happens, Jitsi doesn't have the ability to
write to the log file so it's completely empty. Since it's empty, I'm
assuming the software isn't even able to initialize any part of itself
or else I'd at least see some stuff being loaded.

Then, I decided to check out the system logs. I searched all of the
logs for any mention of Jitsi I can find and the only thing I find is
my installation, purge, and re-installation of it. Nothing else shows
at all in /any/ of the log files. No crashes, no-responses, etc.

So, I'm at a loss. Is anyone else having this problem? Does anyone
have a guess as to what might be causing this to suddenly manifest? I
know I can update to a nightly (and I probably will if I can't solve
this problem any other way) but this simply shouldn't have suddenly
popped up and I'd like to figure out why it has.

Thanks!
Anthony

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#2

First of all, 2.4 has security issues. You really shouldn't use it anymore.

But: if your session freezes, then I'd assume that some system library was updated. Either that update is faulty or Jitsi is to old to work with the update.
Anyway, an application isn't able to freeze the system. If that happens usually a driver is faulty. Not sure how that applies to X though as this runs in userland.

Ingo

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Ingo Bauersachs

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On 26.01.2016, at 10:23, Anthony Papillion <anthony@cajuntechie.org> wrote:

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Hello List!

I've have a new Xubuntu 14.04 installation and installed Jitsi
2.4.4997 a few days ago. Until today, it was working fine. Today, I
tried to start the program and it completely froze my session to where
I had to actually restart the computer. This happened multiple times
so I uninstalled Jitsi and reinstalled it (using apt-get purge jitsi)
and I'm still experiencing the same problem.

Next, I went to the log file thinking that might lend a clue. No dice!
Apparently, when the crash happens, Jitsi doesn't have the ability to
write to the log file so it's completely empty. Since it's empty, I'm
assuming the software isn't even able to initialize any part of itself
or else I'd at least see some stuff being loaded.

Then, I decided to check out the system logs. I searched all of the
logs for any mention of Jitsi I can find and the only thing I find is
my installation, purge, and re-installation of it. Nothing else shows
at all in /any/ of the log files. No crashes, no-responses, etc.

So, I'm at a loss. Is anyone else having this problem? Does anyone
have a guess as to what might be causing this to suddenly manifest? I
know I can update to a nightly (and I probably will if I can't solve
this problem any other way) but this simply shouldn't have suddenly
popped up and I'd like to figure out why it has.

Thanks!
Anthony

- --
Anthony Papillion
Phone: (918) 533-9699
Skype: CajunTechie
PGP: 0x53B04B15
XMPP" cypher@chat.cpunk.us

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#3

Thanks to everyone who responded to my post. It looks like the version
of Jitsi that's in the Ubuntu repos is pretty old (I'm not using the
Jitsi repo but installing from the standard Ubuntu curated ones). I
downloaded the latest stable and the problem with things freezing is gone.

Thanks guys!
Anthony


#4

Yeah, that version AFAIK never worked actually. A dependent system lib didn't include some metadata (which is present in Debian). Due to licensing issues of a third party (jsip) lib we currently cannot upload a new version to Debian.

Ingo

Freundliche Grüsse,
Ingo Bauersachs

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On 27.01.2016, at 14:18, Anthony Papillion <anthony@cajuntechie.org> wrote:

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Thanks to everyone who responded to my post. It looks like the version
of Jitsi that's in the Ubuntu repos is pretty old (I'm not using the
Jitsi repo but installing from the standard Ubuntu curated ones). I
downloaded the latest stable and the problem with things freezing is gone.

Thanks guys!
Anthony
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#5

Wouldn't it be better to remove it at all, if it never worked in the
first place ?

Marius

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Am 27.01.2016 um 03:50 schrieb Ingo Bauersachs:

Yeah, that version AFAIK never worked actually. A dependent system lib didn't include some metadata (which is present in Debian). Due to licensing issues of a third party (jsip) lib we currently cannot upload a new version to Debian. > > Ingo


#6

You'd have to take that up with Ubuntu. It was never in a Debian stable and is removed in Ubuntu 14.10. which makes 14.04 stable (!) the only version having a non-running Jitsi...

Ingo

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On 27.01.2016, at 21:10, Marius <jitsi@benderirc.de> wrote:

Am 27.01.2016 um 03:50 schrieb Ingo Bauersachs:
> Yeah, that version AFAIK never worked actually. A dependent system lib didn't include some metadata (which is present in Debian). Due to licensing issues of a third party (jsip) lib we currently cannot upload a new version to Debian.
>
> Ingo

Wouldn't it be better to remove it at all, if it never worked in the first place ?

Marius

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